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Local workers - Field of qualification - Administrative and Support Services

Within the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, there are more Administrative and Support Services with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Wholesale Trade %Number%Wholesale Trade %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences150.60.870.40.5+8
Information Technology200.81.080.40.9+12
Engineering and Related Technologies1466.217.51206.315.1+26
Architecture and Building391.71.9241.31.1+15
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1014.35.4934.95.8+8
Health1235.21.1633.31.2+60
Education572.40.7452.40.4+12
Management and Commerce35615.113.627014.28.3+86
Society and Culture1295.52.3914.81.2+38
Creative Arts241.00.5180.90.6+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1185.03.0673.53.5+51
Mixed Field Programmes70.30.100.00.0+7
Not stated or inadequately described582.52.7552.93.0+3
No qualification1,16949.549.41,04454.858.4+125

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Wholesale Trade: 0.8% Information Technology, Wholesale Trade: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wholesale Trade: 17.5% Architecture and Building, Wholesale Trade: 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wholesale Trade: 5.4% Health, Wholesale Trade: 1.1% Education, Wholesale Trade: 0.7% Management and Commerce, Wholesale Trade: 13.6% Society and Culture, Wholesale Trade: 2.3% Creative Arts, Wholesale Trade: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wholesale Trade: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Wholesale Trade: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Wholesale Trade: 2.7% No qualification, Wholesale Trade: 49.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Administrative and Support Services: 0.6% Information Technology, Administrative and Support Services: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Administrative and Support Services: 6.2% Architecture and Building, Administrative and Support Services: 1.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Administrative and Support Services: 4.3% Health, Administrative and Support Services: 5.2% Education, Administrative and Support Services: 2.4% Management and Commerce, Administrative and Support Services: 15.1% Society and Culture, Administrative and Support Services: 5.5% Creative Arts, Administrative and Support Services: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Administrative and Support Services: 5.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Administrative and Support Services: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Administrative and Support Services: 2.5% No qualification, Administrative and Support Services: 49.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +8 Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +12 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +26 Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +15 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +8 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +60 Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +12 Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +86 Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +38 Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +51 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +3 No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services: +125
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Administrative and Support Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (356 people or 15.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (146 people or 6.2%)
  • Society and Culture (129 people or 5.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 631 people in total or 26.7% of the Administrative and Support Services .

In comparison, the Wholesale Trade workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region employed 13.6% in Management and Commerce; 17.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 2.3% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Administrative and Support Services workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Wholesale Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.2% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.5% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.2% compared to 17.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Administrative and Support Services workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+86 local workers)
  • Health (+60 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+51 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+38 local workers)

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